Fairy tales and me

Hi everyone, I hope this month has treated everyone fairly. This year has sped by so quickly it feels strange to see people preparing for Christmas!! My oldest niece turns seven this week!! I still can’t believe it since it feels as if it was yesterday when she was a giggling baby!! Today’s post is a bit of a present for her as she loves her fairy tales just like I did when I was her age!

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The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

Hi there, this last post for the month is a mystery read that had me captivated at every page. It was also one of the few books I had managed to take out from my library before New Zealand went into lockdown in March so I ended up reading it at least three times!! See what you think…

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Zane and the hurricane by Rodman Philbrick

Hi everyone, this first review post features one of the worst natural disasters to hit North America in these modern times: Hurricane Katrina. If you like me were curious as to why it was claimed as ‘the worst’ this book will be able to give you some of the answers…

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Mysteries for art lovers

Hi all, and so the end of March has arrived! And with it so has autumn to Auckland. As I drive to work I can see the leaves on the trees turning into yellows and oranges; almost like a piece of artwork! Which is why this last post is dedicated to mysteries surrounding thefts of famous art works. So if you think you know art, (I don’t know that much by the way!) have a read of these stories here!!

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Travis Delaney Investigates series by Kevin Brooks

Hi everyone, I hope you are all enjoying this adventure into the world of mystery reads!! This week’s post is about a young boy detective and the crazy adventures he finds himself in. If you enjoy reading stories in more than one installment, look no further, and delve into these books!!

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Mystery reads this March

Hi everyone, March has arrived!! The seasons are shifting here in New Zealand and you can feel a slight chill in the evenings. Autumn is on it’s way. This month my reviews will feature some contemporary mystery reads for your pleasure. Sounds like what your tween needs? Then read on…

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Four diverse fantasy series to enjoy

Hi everyone, I hope you enjoyed my previous list of titles. This next post is also in the form of a list for your perusal. The titles this week all have some element of fantasy mixed in with adventure. Mythology, folklore and legends all combine in a delectable treat here for you!

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Celebrating diversity this February

Hello everyone, let’s herald February together with a resounding welcome to diversity!! In this new era with growing diversity in our communities, it’s only right that our young readers are able to see themselves portrayed in the books that they read. My focus this month is on titles with young boys and girls from diverse ethnicities. Adventure reads, school stories, historical stories and even the odd fantasy tale awaits to delight you this month!!

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Adventure reads and the final frontier

Hi everyone, can you believe that January is almost over?! I turned a year older this month along with my brother. Coincidentally, for those who were wondering, he and I share a birth date as well as month!! Moving on to books, the trilogy of reads I am featuring today is a set I found quite recently and pounced on. Adventure, romance, secret societies, evil geniuses and even a hint of space exploration await you in these reads if you dare to read on…

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